At a time when the automobile sector is facing a severe slowdown, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Virendra Singh Mast on Thursday made a bizarre statement that if there was a low demand for vehicles, there would be no traffic jams in the country.
“In order to defame the country and malign this government, they say there is a fall in the purchase of automobiles. If there is a fall, why would there be traffic jams on the road… You cannot decide what should be the link between production and consumption,” the BJP MP from Ballia said in the Lok Sabha.
His statement came while he was participating in a debate in the Lok Sabha on the state of agriculture in the country.
The automobile industry has been in crisis for the past year, and the slowdown so far is one of the worst to have hit the industry since the collection of data on vehicle sales started in 1997.